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Thursday, November 7, 2013

Hometown Christmas Review/Giveaway




 It's that time again....time for another Gooseberry Patch 
book review and giveaway!
And oh me, oh my....what a beautiful cookbook this is!

Before I share my recipe with you, 
I'd like to show you a little bit of the greatness 
that this cookbook, Hometown Christmas, contains....

Contents

Breakfast with Santa
Sledding Party Warmers
Old-Fashioned Christmas Dinner
Open House...You're Invited!
Tree-Trimming Treats
Slow-Cooker Comfort Foods
Coming Home for Christmas


Now let me show you something else that this book has to offer...
The cutest art!
And each little drawing comes along side a tip for you...
a gift idea, cooking or serving suggestion, 
or a fun way to serve your holiday guests at dinner!


But that's not all!
Take a look at this!
Some of the recipes will have this little film strip with an arrow.
What does that mean, you ask?
It means...this recipe is on video!
Yep...that's right...video!


 Go to the Gooseberry Patch web page
look for the recipe section, type in the recipe or the cookbook and a page will pop up for you...
you'll see the recipe and just below it you'll find the video.
How awesome is that?


You can watch the video for Aunt Pearl's Breakfast Scones



Would you like to purchase
Hometown Christmas?
You can!
Click on the following links....

Amazon


and be sure to visit the
Gooseberry Patch 

Looking for more recipes from this cookbook,
from Gooseberry Patch and other food bloggers?
You can find them on Pinterest

 Okay.....now. 
Let's get on to the recipe.

You're going to love these muffins!
I just know you will.
Because I do!
And my family does!
And because it's a recipe that I submitted to Gooseberry Patch
Yep, yep, yep.....and they published it in this 
Hometown Christmas cookbook!



Maple-Pecan Muffins

 2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 egg
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/3 cup margarine, melted
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup chopped pecans
1 TBSP sugar
1/8 tsp cinnamon

In a large bowl, mix flour, brown sugar, baking powder and salt. 
In a small bowl, beat egg, milk, syrup, margarine and vanilla.
Add mixture to flour mixture; stir just until moistened.
Batter will be lumpy.
Stir in pecans. Spoon batter into paper-lined or greased muffin cups, filling 2/3 full.
Mix sugar and cinnamon in a cup; sprinkle over batter.
Bake at 400* for 15 - 20 minutes, until golden and a toothpick tests clean.
Serve warm.
Makes one dozen.


 Just look at all that Maple-Pecan goodness...
smothered in butter!
Delicious!





How would you like to enter for two chances to win 
a copy of Hometown Christmas?

1. Leave a comment with your name.
2. Go to Gooseberry Patch Facebook page and click like on their page.
Come back and leave a comment telling me that you did, and you will be entered for a second time.
If you have already liked their page, then just let me know in the second comment, instead.

And that's it!

The giveaway will end on Sunday, Nov. 17th.
Winner will be announce on Monday Nov. 18th.



198 comments:

  1. I love baking and really enjoy Christmas cookbooks put out by Gooseberry Patch! Your Maple pecan muffins sound scrumptious also!! :)

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  2. And of course I have already liked their page long ago. lol Ready to get my Bake On.....lol

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  3. Jaime Carter liked Gooseberry Patch page too

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  4. I have liked and been a fan of Gooseberry Patch for a long time.

    Brenda D
    bkd154@aol.com

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  5. done it all..love it! minta blankenship

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  6. Going to try some without the pecans since hubby doesnt like them Lori Costa

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  7. already a fan of Gooseberry Patch as well . Lori C

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  8. Looks like a great cookbook and would love to win it!

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  9. I liked Gooseberry Patch on Facebook.

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  10. I love everything about Gooseberry Patch.

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  11. FALL is the best time to cook and bake! Hope I win!
    I have already LIKED Gooseberry Patch on Facebook.

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  12. I have a few of your ccokbooks and love them. There is this fantastic Cowboy cornbread that is to die for!! This is Mary Martin signing off!

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  13. Already liked. Can't wait to make the maple-pecan muffins

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  14. Maple-pecan muffins will be great for a brunch.

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  15. Already like the facebook page, and baking these muffins is on the agenda for today! I tried many of your recipes and they are great.
    Karen

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  16. I love your recipes! They never fail!

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  17. Maple Pecan Muffins sounds delicious for Winter breakfast morning anytime, thanks for sharing.

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  18. I'm already a Gooseberry Patch fan.

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  19. I love anything Gooseberry Patch.

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  20. Love gooseberry patch and I bet this is another great cookbook from them. Who ever wins will be lucky indeed.
    Joan O.

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  21. I already like Gooseberry Patch on Facebook

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  22. Okay liked at Gooseberry Patch and I am already a fan of theirs. This will be a great cookbook to add to my collection.

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  23. Would I love to win the copy of your Gooseberry Patch Hometown Christmas cookbook ?? YES Please !! :)

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  24. I've liked your Gooseberry Patch FB page ! The Maple- Pecan Muffins sound devine ! :)

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  25. Going to try that delicious recipe!! Sounds like a wonderful Gooseberry book as usual too!

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  26. I LIKE Gooseberry on Facebook
    angeldove7dt@gmail.com
    Mary Tullila

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  27. Would love to win a copy.
    Thanks
    Joan T

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  28. Tammy Hatfield-BenefieldNovember 9, 2013 at 11:22 PM

    So excited that I found this page. Can't wait til me and my baby girl get in the kitchen and bake these yummy muffins.

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  29. Love Gooseberry Patch!
    Michelle Gibbs Cain

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  30. would love this. :-)

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  31. Tammy Hatfield-BenefieldNovember 9, 2013 at 11:31 PM

    Ok, now we made it official and liked on fb.

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  32. Love these books! Thanks for the giveaway! :)

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  33. Looks like a great cookbook!

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  34. Love these books! Thanks for the giveaway! :)

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  36. nannieburger@yahoo.comNovember 9, 2013 at 11:58 PM

    I love these books. I get one every year for my daughter-in-law!!

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  37. Trying the Maple-Pecan Muffins tomorrow morning! :)
    Love cookbooks and this one would be a GREAT addition to my collection.

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  38. Liked the Gooseberry Patch Facebook page. Thank you for the suggestion!

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  39. I also, have already likes the Gooseberry Patch Facebook page!!!! Hope I win that book!
    What a present!!!!

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  40. I liked the Gooseberry Facebook Page and am excited to get the opportunity to check it out! Also have made several of your recipes and love them!!!!
    Patty B.

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  41. I have liked your page for a very long time!!!!

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  42. Can't wait to try some of these recipes!!!

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  43. I love your site and Gooseberry Patch! This Hometown Christmas cookbook looks amazing and I think the video idea is just genius! Thanks for this great giveaway opportunity! :)

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  44. I "like" Gooseberry Patch on Facebook! :)

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  45. I would like to be entered in the cookbook giveaway.
    Linda Barnes

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  46. Thank you for the cookbook giveaway! I love Gooseberry Patch!
    Michelle W.

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  47. I follow Gooseberry Patch on Facebook!
    Michelle W.

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  48. Cook books are great and it looks like yours will be a great addition to any collection. I've already cooked from your blog and really enjoyed your taste. Sandy N.

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  49. I liked gooseberry patch what seems like forever ago. Love their recipes and yours too--- I love Christmas plus all the baking it entails.

    Hillarey Tulip

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  50. I have been a Gooseberry Patch fan on Facebook for quite a while. Thanks for being there.

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  51. Thanks for the chance , I <3 Gooseberry Patch :D

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  52. I would love a chance to win that cookbook!

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  53. Those Maple Pecan Muffins look delicious! I love Gooseberry Patch cookbooks and I would love to win this one! :)

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  54. I am also a fan of Gooseberry Patch on Facebook. :)

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  55. already a fan of Gooseberry Patch.

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  56. I love your recipes and have several Gooseberry Patch cookbooks. I'd love to win this one.

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  57. Hometown Christmas cookbook sounds wonderful.Please me in contest.Thank you for the opportunity to win .

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  58. Already like the Gooseberry Patch page, and would love to win this cookbook!
    Karen

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  59. Hometown Christmas sounds like a great addition to the Christmas one I already have--love your books which are much more than cookbooks with their traditions, messages and more!

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  60. I already like the Gooseberry Patch page on FB and follow on PInterest

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  61. This Christmas cookbook is exactly what I need for a fabulous Christmas. Please enter Diane Osborne in the contest please.

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  62. What a great giveaway. I love Gooseberry books. Beverley Williams mikesgirl1271991@clear.net

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  63. I have "liked" you on facebook for quite a while now--love keeping up with Gooseberry Patch! Love too that I was published in one of your books!

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  64. I already liked Gooseberry Patch on Facebook.

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  65. shasta kimeo
    I love baking during the holidays.

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  66. shasta kimeo
    I had previously liked the facebook page.

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  67. I like Gooseberry Patch on FB

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  68. Would love to win this cookbook!

    Rita Middleton

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  69. What a wonderful giveaway! I love Gooseberry Patch cookbooks!

    Blessings,
    Gert

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  70. Already a fan of Gooseberry Patch.

    Rita Middleton

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  71. I would love to win this cookbook. I really enjoy the Gooseberry Patch cookbooks.

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  72. I already like Gooseberry Patches FB page!

    Blessings,
    Gert

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  73. I have already liked Gooseberry Patch facebook page

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  74. I already 'like' your FB page! ;) I love baking and really enjoy Gooseberry Patch Christmas cookbooks! I would love to WIN this cookbook.

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  75. And yes, I am a fan of Gooseberry Patch on Facebook. Thanks!!!

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  76. i love gooseberry recipes they are amazing

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  77. I already 'like' Gooseberry Patch FB page.

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  78. Love love love Gooseberry Cookbooks!

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  79. Love Gooseberry Patch....Sabrina Barlow is already a FB fan!

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  80. Already like Gooseberry Patch on FB

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  81. can't wait to make mini maple pecan muffins for my neighbor's whose in hospice care. already a FB friend!

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  82. Can't wait to try these muffins

    In Knoxville

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  83. I'm already a fan of Gooseberry Patch.

    In Knoxville

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  84. ive liked their page for a long time :d would love a copy of the christmas cookbook :D

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  85. I love cookbooks and the maple- pecan muffins looked really good! a_stonecipher@yahoo.com

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  86. I have always "liked" your page and I did a long time ago

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  87. There is no other like Gooseberry Patch. Love the stories as much as the recipes. Makes me wish they were my real family

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  88. I posted as anonymous above but did go to FB oace and like the Gooseberry Patch page,

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  89. And, I have liked the Gooseberry Patch page for awhile now. Love it!!

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  90. I LOVE Christmas and Gooseberry patch. Just liked them on facebook.

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  91. I love Gooseberry patch! I already like their page. I will be making your recipe for Maple Pecan Muffins soon, thanks for the great recipe.

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  92. Gooseberry Patch = Yummy

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  93. I have already liked their page . I have some of their cookbooks also.I like them very much
    They are good and tasty recipes

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  94. Thanks for the chance to win
    Sonia sndaily@hotmail.com

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  95. I liked gooseberry patch on facebook
    sndaily@hotmail.com

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  96. I have liked your Facebook page. This would be a great birthday present to myself if I win. My birthday is 11-20. Thanks!

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  97. Also. I've been a Gooseberry Patch fan for a lone time. I already "like" their facebook page.

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  98. Cool! I do not enter many giveaways but I really want this! Thank you for the chance :-) vicsgoden78@gmail.com

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  99. Thanks for the opportunity to win. I have previously LIKED Gooseberry Patch FB page.

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  100. I love Gooseberry Patch. I used to get their magazine in the mail. I would love to have the Christmas cookbook.

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  101. I LOVE gooseberry Patch cookbooks this one looks like another good one I have to have!!!!

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  102. Nice cookbook to have especially for the upcoming holiday season.

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  103. Love Gooseberry Patch - usually always buy the Christmas book at the Country Living Fair but missed it this year!!

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  104. I'm a fan of Gooseberry Patch on FB

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  105. I already "like" Gooseberry Patch on Facebook

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  106. I forgot to leave my name... Margie Cresanto.

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  107. This would be a wonderful addition to my cookbook collection from Gooseberry.
    Marion Clark

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  108. I am already a fan of Gooseberry Patch on facebook.
    Marion Clark

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  109. Would love this cookbook...I love to collect all Gooseberry Patch books!

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  110. I LOVE Gooseberry Patch Cookbooks!!

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  111. Love Christmas cooking! Would love to win this book!

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  112. I liked them a long time ago!!! :)

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  113. Have been a facebook fan for a long time! Please enter me again!

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  114. I am already a Gooseberry Patch fan on facebook!

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  115. Gooseberry Patch is always my go to cookbook when looking for a recipe that is similar to the food my mom and grandma's cooked....good ole country cooking! Always enjoy your FB posts.
    Kathy

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  116. Have been a gooseberry fan for years!

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  117. I like the way the books look as much as the recipes! I'm a sucker for cute! I'd LOVE to win this cookbook to share with my new daughter-in-law who LOVES to cook and bake.

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  118. I would love to win this cookbook!

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  119. I "liked" your FB page about 6 years ago.

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  120. Linda Frasher Cheek
    I love Gooseberry Patch cookbooks, they are the best.

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  121. Cindi Moon....want want want want want :)

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  122. Cindi Moon on Facebook has liked your page many moons ago!

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  123. I have "liked" Gooseberry Patch since I heard about it on FB! Love the Maple Pecan Muffins. I had to revise it a bit ... they became Maple Walnut Muffins.

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  124. Love Gooseberry Patch! The muffins look and sound delicious, can't wait to try them.
    Julcamell@yahoo.com

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  125. "Liked" the Gooseberry Patch Facebook Page. What's not to like!?!?!? Thanks for a 2nd chance to win the cookbook.
    julcamell@yahoo.com

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  126. I would love this cookbook. It has so many fantastic recipes.

    karenb6261@gmail.com

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  127. Already like Gooseberry Patch FB page

    karenb6261@gmail.com

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  128. Have been a long time fan of Gooseberry Patch and have several cookbooks. Fun reading as well as delicious recipes

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  129. This recipe above sounds really good and I plan to make it.

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  130. renee.collins31@yahoo.comNovember 16, 2013 at 7:46 PM

    Been a fan for awhile on Facebook, Love the cookbooks!!

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  131. My daughter and I bought the same Gooseberry cookbook for each other for Christmas last year as gifts. So we decided to each keep the others and use it leaving notes. We will return the book this year. I will add this recipe to the collection. Thanks for all the wonderful recipes you provide.

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  132. I had already Liked The Gooseberry Patch Facebook Page!

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  133. OOps, I think the first one was suppose to be my name....Gina Futrell

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  134. I was just looking at this Gooseberry at Cracker Barrel the other day as a Christmas gift for others...would love a copy for me!! I love Xmas baking and cooking for family!

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  135. I have been a Gooseberry fan on FB for a long time :)

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  136. Love these cookbooks. Thanks. I have already liked their FB page a long time ago.

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  137. gardengranny@ckt.netNovember 16, 2013 at 9:40 PM

    I would love this cookbook-I love your cookbooks they are wonderful!! I made a comment on your page and I am a fan!!!

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  138. love the cookbook and an added bonus is the art along with hints/suggestions

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  139. have 'liked' the facebook page for some time now; thanks

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  140. I am a fan of the Gooseberry Patch Facebook page!

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  141. I have been a fan of Gooseberry Patch for years, even before Facebook, so I am happy that I like" them there, too!
    Janet Fisher Cobb (FB)

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  142. Thanks!! :) Cindy Wheatley Holland

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  143. I already Liked The Gooseberry Patch Facebook Page!! :)
    Cindy Wheatley Holland

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  144. Have some GP cookbooks, this would be a welcome addition. Jennifer Peavley

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  145. Had already liked Gooseberry Patch FB page

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  146. Have already prepared many of the recipes from this site.

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  147. I have already liked Gooseberry Patch on FB

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  148. I have all ready been a friend of Gooseberry Patch on Facebook.
    Thanks for the chance to win. Love the Gooseberry Patch Cookbooks.
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    Mary Ann Burkhart Smith

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  149. Looks like a great cookbook and would love to win it!
    I have all ready been a friend of Gooseberry Patch on Facebook.
    Sherry Thompson, MS

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  150. Thanks for the chance. Muffins sounds yummy.
    Brenda

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  151. Longtime friend of gooseberry Patch.
    Brenda

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  152. ~*Have loved Gooseberry for many years now, I love all of the art work and yummy recipes. What a beautiful Christmas gift for myself. I would love this!!! <3
    -Cheryl H.

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  153. I liked your page and I know I am going to love it THANKS

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  154. Hello- I'n Rosalind B-L and have already liked Gooseberry Patch's facebook page- that' how I found out about this competion!

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  155. I meant *that's* Would love to get some inspiration in the kitchen this Christmas. Thanks! Rosalind

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  156. I love Gooseberry Cookbooks! This one looks great...and I love the little tips you are showing!

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  157. Gooseberry Patch has the most awesome cookbooks! I just love 'em!

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  158. I have already liked their page. Would love to add this cookbook to my collection! :)

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  159. I liked Gooseberry Patch on Facebook. :)

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  160. I don't just "Like" Gooseberry Patch...I LOVE it!!

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  161. I would love to add this to my collection of Gooseberry Patch

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  162. liked on FB ... have enjoyed Gooseberry Patch for many years!

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  163. Susan Jones...and I would love to try to make some of these great recipes.

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  164. I liked the gooseberry patch page!

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  165. Liked gooseberry on FB. Can't believe that I hadn't already. Love them

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  166. Love your recipes.

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  167. I love Gooseberry Patch! I have most of the cookbooks. Thank you very much for a chance to win this cookbook.

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  168. I have been a fan of Gooseberry Patch for a long time. Thank you

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  169. Karen White liked Gooseberry Patch facebook page a long time ago!

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  170. Julie Murray----I love Gooseberry Patch cookbooks!! I have 4 already, would love to have this one!!!

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  171. I have liked the Gooseberry page!!

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  172. Hi I have liked you on facebook I am always looking for new recipes, would really love to win one of your cookbooks.

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